Reply to: Conditional Text in 7.0April 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm
Did you check the build log? Maybe there is a build error the third time and the PDF or files are not getting updated?
You may also want to look at this thread I started on the dita users group:
“But note also that making root topic elements conditional is very bad practice–the references to those topics should be conditional, not the topics themselves”